Contrary to common portrayals, Africans express high degrees of tolerance for people from different ethnic groups, people of different religions, immigrants, and people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA), newly released Afrobarometer survey findings show.
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Lived poverty drops across Africa: Ethiopian Broadcast Corporation coverage report
While adequate food and clean water remain daily challenges for millions of Africans, poverty at the household level – “lived poverty” – has declined in two-thirds of countries surveyed by Afrobarometer, newly released survey findings show.
Despite progress over the past decade, the development of infrastructure for electricity, water, sewerage, and roads remains an enormous challenge across Africa, especially in rural areas, new Afrobarometer survey data indicate. In contrast, cell phone service is approaching universal coverage.
Africans’ most urgent problem is unemployment, and their top priority for more government investment is education, according to Afrobarometer’s latest round of surveys across Africa.
As Burkina Faso approaches its first presidential election since popular protests ousted long-serving President Blaise Compaoré, Burkinabé express broad public support for the country’s democratic process, according to the latest Afrobarometer survey.
Les Burkinabè affichent leur optimisme sur l’avenir du pays mais sont préoccupés par leurs conditions de vie actuelles et par la situation économique nationale
Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Burkina Faso, les Burkinabè sont dans l’ensemble optimistes sur le sens global du pays.
The press releases are available below in French only.
1. Les Burkinabè sont en grande majorité satisfaits des autorités de la Transition
Selon la plus récente enquête d’Afrobaromètre au Burkina Faso, les Burkinabè sont dans l’ensemble satisfaits de la façon dont les autorités de la Transition ont effectué leur mandat depuis qu’elles sont entrées en fonction.
Les Burkinabé Rejettent le Concept du Régime Militaire (FR) [4 November 2014]
Les Burkinabé attaches a une chefferie traditionnelle non partisane et a l’égalité de genre (FR) [27 June 2013]
Les reformes constitutionnelles au Burkina Faso : perceptions des burkinabe (FR) [18 February 2013]
Le paradoxe des conditions de vie au Burkina Faso: Des progrès économiques aux retombées sociales limitées (FR) [30 April 2013]
The overwhelming majority of Burkina Faso’s citizens prefer democracy over all other forms of government and affirm that elections are the best method for choosing leaders, new Afrobarometer survey findings show.
Clear majorities also reject military rule and believe that neighbouring countries have a duty to try to guarantee free elections and prevent human rights abuses in Burkina Faso.
1. Afrobarometer has collected data on the perceptions and attitudes of African citizens since 1999.
2. Our data are collected from nationally representative samples.
3. All respondents are randomly selected; every adult citizen has an equal chance of being selected.
4. Samples are distributed across urban/rural areas in proportion to their share of the national population.
5. We use face-to-face interviews in the language of the respondent’s choice.
Two-thirds of Burkina Faso citizens favour a two-term limit on presidential mandates, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey.
In the 2012 survey, 65% of respondents agreed – including 42% who “strongly agreed” – with the statement that “The Constitution should limit the president to serving a maximum of two terms in office”. This finding reflected an 11 percentage point increase from the 2008 Afrobarometer survey, with majority support in both urban (77%) and rural (60%) areas.
More than six in 10 Burkina Faso citizens reject military rule as a system of government, according to the most recent Afrobarometer survey.
In the 2012 survey, 62% of respondents disapproved – including 27% who “strongly” disapproved – of a system of government in which the army governs the country, compared to just 24% who approve. This finding reflects a 12 percentage point increase from the 2008 Afrobarometer survey, when 50% rejected military rule.
Burkina Faso Round 4 codebook (2008)
Burkina Faso Round 5 codebook (2012)
Updated: July 2015
Burkina Faso Round 4 data (2008)
Burkina Faso Round 6 questionnaire
Burkina Faso Round 4 questionnaire
Burkina Faso Round 5 questionnaire
Updated: July 2015
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